Body cam shooting from Napa Valley

From Fox News:

Man who shot at California cop previously deported, arrested but cops wouldn’t honor ICE detainer, feds say

The illegal immigrant killed Sunday in a shootout with a California cop had been deported three times and arrested and released over ICE’s objection on several occasions — including cases involving the very department whose officer took him down in a dramatic exchange caught on her body cam.

In a graphic, 48-second clip released Wednesday, body camera footage from Sunday’s traffic stop shows Javier Hernandez Morales rolling down his window, grabbing a handgun and opening fire. Napa County sheriff’s Deputy Riley Jarecki narrowly avoided getting struck before running to the other side of the car, firing at least 15 shots into the red Honda.

Hernandez Morales, 48, died at the scene and the deputy was not seriously injured, officials said.

Here is the video from the Napa County Sheriff:

When in doubt, empty the magazine into the threat.

That really shows you just how fast shit and go south on you.  It wasn’t a fraction of a second between when you see the gun and when this asshole fires on the officer.

A second weapon – a loaded .22-caliber rifle – was found in the backseat of the Honda in addition to the pistol.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Hernandez Morales has been deported three times before 2011 – twice in 2007 and once again in 2010.

Since then, ICE had issued four separate detainers for him related to various arrests including suspicion of driving under the influence, battery on a peace officer and unknown probation violations.

So we have an illegal immigrant with multiple convictions and deportations in possession of two guns.

Exactly how did that happen in California.  California has such strict gun laws.  Clearly this must be the fault of the NRA.

Thank God, training, and pure dumb luck that this police officer wasn’t killed in this incident.

Like Clint Smith says, when faced with someone trying to kill you “shoot till it’s empty.”

The AP doesn’t understand gun laws and I did a lot of searching for the answer

I have seen a lot of articles about the gun bill screw up in Ohio.

A common source article for other reports is one from the AP.

Ohio lawmakers studying error that could ban some guns

A mistake in writing up an Ohio bill could inadvertently ban several types of already legal guns and must be fixed quickly, gun rights advocates say.

At issue is legislation approved by lawmakers last year that allows off-duty police officers to carry firearms and phases in pre-emption of many local firearms restrictions, among other changes.

The bill also attempted to align Ohio law with federal law regarding short-barrel weapons, or generally speaking shotguns with barrel lengths less than 16 inches.

Such guns are legal under federal law but classified as illegal in Ohio, even though many gun stores sell them. As the bill was being drafted, a misplaced paragraph unintentionally lumped a variety of long guns into a prohibited category.

Those could include semi-automatic AK-47s and any long gun with a pistol grip, which could also affect shotguns used in competitive shooting.

What?  Shotguns with barrels less than 16 inches are NFA items and are generally illegal.  I don’t know if Ohio bans NFA items, like Illinois does, so that you can’t get them at all.

I did a lot of searching to figure out what is going on here, and finally came across this article in the Springfield Sun-News.

Mistake in Ohio bill would make millions of gun owners lawbreakers

A bill passed in the Statehouse would inadvertently make a million Ohio gun owners lawbreakers.

House Bill 228 was meant to expand stipulations in which shooting someone in self-defense is legally justified. But as it currently stands, when it becomes law on March 28 it also makes owning certain rifles, guns with pistol grips or a weapon longer than 26 inches a felony.

Finally, a source.  HB 228.

What exactly is the problem?

All the way down in the bill is the section on definitions.

Sec. 2923.11. As used in sections 2923.11 to 2923.24 of the Revised Code:

(K) “Dangerous ordnance” means any of the following, except as provided in division (L) of this section: 

(7) Any firearm with an overall length of at least twenty- six inches that is approved for sale by the federal bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives under the “Gun Control Act of 1968,” 82 Stat. 1213, 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(3), but that is found by the bureau not to be regulated under the “National Firearms Act,” 68A Stat. 725 (1934), 26 U.S.C. 5845(a).

Okay, now I get what is going on.

The law bans a firearm with an overall length of 26 inches that is not an NFA item, which is just about every long gun in existence.

There are already bills in the house to strike this paragraph from the law so everybody with a long gun in Ohio doesn’t become a felon for having a long gun.

There are three lessons here.

First, the AP and all the reporters who quote the AP know absolutely Jack about guns and gun laws, which is why that nonsensical confusing paragraph was published.

Second, this is why so few people understand gun laws, because the media reports them for shit.

Third, this is an example of our legislative process turning to shit, that the language of a bill can become so mired in minutia that your average citizen doesn’t understand the law and may very well break it without intent.

Maybe Shakespeare was right.  Kill all the lawyers.

There should be a clause in our Constitution, that any law indented to regulate something should be understandable by a random selection of people to be regulated.

If you want to pass a law that regulates a civil liberty, if that law can’t be understood by 50 randomly selected US citizens, throw it out, because it is too complicated to be readily followed by the other 320 million citizens it applies to.

In which I defend extrajudicial killings with drones

Miguel beat me to post wit the story (Real) Real Wife of ISIS wants to return to the US, but I had my own thoughts on this that I wanted to share.

I did some business traveling earlier this week which is why my posting has been light.

I had a long dive during the trip and was listening to a news report on NPR from the UK about the number of returning ISIS fighters to Britain.  They are getting swamped.

One of the issues going on in the UK is that of the thousands of returning ISIS fighters, only 10 have been prosecuted for what they have done.

The person being interviewed said, that pretty much, even though everyone knows what ISIS is doing, there is not enough evidence that one specific fighter committed a specific crime overseas and therefore can be prosecuted in court.  It’s not a crime to travel to Syria, so someone can fight for ISIS and then come back to Britain and say they were just visiting family and there really isn’t much the British government can do to hold that person accountable.

So, back to the US.  From

Alabama woman who joined ISIS wants to come home, report says

A Hoover woman who traveled to Syria and joined ISIS wants to come back home, according to a recent interview.

In an interview with The Guardian released Monday morning, Hoda Muthana said she “deeply regrets” joining the Islamic State.

“I don’t know, I thought I was doing things correctly for the sake of God,” she said in the recorded interview. “And when I came here and saw everything with my own eyes I realized I’ve made a big mistake.”

According to a report from The Guardian, Muthana was captured by Kurdish forces after fleeing the last area of land controlled by ISIS and is currently in a refugee camp in northern Syria. She has an 18-month-old son, the report said.

According to a report from USA Today, Muthana was married three times in Syria. Her first two husbands died fighting for ISIS, and she is believed to be the only American woman inside the al-Hawl refugee camp. Her current legal status is not clear, the report said, and immigration officials have not commented about her case.

Then there is also this.

Alabama woman who joined ISIS ‘ready to face the consequences’

A report from The Guardian published Monday morning said she is pleading to return home to Alabama.

“She tremendously regrets how misguided she was and recognizes she may have destroyed her life and the life of her child,” Hassan Shibly told over the phone Monday afternoon. Shibly is an attorney for CAIR Florida and has represented Muthana’s family since she left home. “She wants to face the consequences and protect others from repeating those mistakes she made. She’s just another victim of these monsters.”

What consequences?

Yes, it is a crime in the United States to “provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization.”

But in all the cases I’ve seen where someone has been charged with that, there was evidence that the individual was trying to commit a terrorist attack on US soil or was fundraising for ISIS.

I am not a lawyer, but reading the statues, conceivably, someone could travel to the Middle East, fight for ISIS and return to the US leaving all evidence of their crimes overseas.

“I’m vising my family in Turkey.” Then drive into Syria, kill US troops, drive back into Turkey, fly home.

This woman made the mistake of confessing that she was an ISIS bride.  As news of this spreads, I fear that the US citizens and residents who want to fight for terrorist cells overseas will get better at figuring out how to travel in such a way that the evidence of their terrorist activities are left in war zones where American prosecutors can’t obtain evidence.

I believe deeply in the rights of the accused.  It is an important part of our Constitution.  In the United States.

In a foreign war zone, fuck you with a Hellfire launched from a Reaper.

This is my blind spot.   Since prosecuting returning ISIS fighters will become more and more difficult, this is a situation easily avoided by killing US citizens fighting with terrorists abroad.  If you go and fight along side a terrorist cell, you can die along side them with no special consideration.

Here is where this gets more complicated and I start to predict things.

From Fox News.

How Minneapolis’ Somali community became the terrorist recruitment capital of the US

More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country.

FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined. And as of 2018, a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS. Both numbers are far higher than those of alleged terrorist wannabes who left or attempted to leave the country from other areas in the country where Muslim refugees have been resettled.

From the Star Tribune.

Feds have at least six open cases looking at ISIS support in Minnesota

In addition to Al-Madioum’s case, the Star Tribune has identified at least five other open investigations alleging ISIS support in Minnesota, with cases from 2015 to as recently as late last year.

From the Duluth News Tribune.

Minnesota, Twin Cities show unusually active rate of terror recruitment, study shows

An unprecedented “cluster” of Minnesotans aspiring to become jihadists overseas fueled the nation’s highest rate of terrorism recruitment, according to a new study that also found that attempts to travel to Syria or Iraq are on a steady decline since 2015.

The number of Americans to successfully join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is just a fraction of the several thousand Europeans who have made it into the group’s ranks. But researchers at George Washington University’s Program on Extremism found that Minnesota, particularly the Twin Cities, has seen an unusually active rate of jihadist mobilization with roots in an earlier wave of departures to join Somalia’s Al-Shabab militants in the late 2000s.

In a report released Monday called “The Travelers: American Jihadists in Syria and Iraq,” three terrorism scholars described a Twin Cities cluster more akin to terror conspiracy hubs in Belgian and French neighborhoods than the more common one- and two-off efforts more typically foiled by American law enforcement.

This is the Congressional district of the Media’s second most favorite Congressional Freshman, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mogadishu MN 5th).

We know that she has already used her connections to try and have the sentences reduced for Somalis trying to join ISIS.

She is a supporter, fundraiser for, and banquet keynote speaker with CAIR, which is the group providing legal help for Hoda Muthana.

So one might be inclined to predict that among the legislative priorities that will come from out of the House with the 116th Congress of the United States will be more protections for US citizens who travel abroad to fight for terrorists when they decided to come back home.

Why do I say this?

Well we can see how the Democrats of the House and Senate prefer illegals to US citizens.

We can see how they put a terrorist supporting Congressional Freshman on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

We know that the Democrats love everything European, especially Media darling AOC and her love affair with the Labour Party, and that Jeremy Corbyn said ISIL supporters should not be prosecuted for ‘expressing a political point of view,Jeremy Corbyn calls for ISIS bride Shamima Begum’s ‘return to Britain,‘ and Labour MEPs vote to open door to returning ISIS fighters.

Since 1+1+1 = 3, it’s not far fetched to think that soon enough, the Democrats will support allowing US citizens who fought for ISIS to come home and live free in the US.


DC anti police march and lessons from Brazil

There was an anti-police, anti-ICE, radical Leftist march in DC organized under the hashtag #StopMPD.

It was the usual mashup of Lefitst beliefs from racist police to environmentalism.

I still have no idea how DC is colonized but that is just the jargon of the times.

In this tweet, the woman in the middle is wearing a shirt that says “Assata taught me” in reference to Assata Shakur the cop killing socialist fugitive.

Again I have to ask, cui bono with letting prostitutes walk freely on city streets?

What is fantastic about all of this is that less than two weeks ago there was news from Brazil relavent to all of this.

Slaughter on the streets: Brazilian city sees its murder rate go up 650% after police go on strike, with 52 murders in just THREE DAYS across lawless region

A Brazilian city’s murder rate has soared by 650 per cent with 52 homicides in just three days after police officers went on strike.

Military troops had to be deployed in the state of Espírito Santo after looting, rape and murders broke out on Saturday amid the industrial action.

The chaos has been compared to the 2014 thriller film The Purge, where people take advantage of the absence of law and order to carry out horrific crimes.

With officers staging a walk-out over conditions and wages, thugs are running riot, with people running rampant with guns and machetes, shops being robbed, buses set on fire and dead bodies are left lying in the street.

Does anybody thing that parts of DC (if not almost all of DC) is any different than Brazil?

If the police were to be abolished, will DC suddenly fall into peace and prosperity, with racial harmony and equality for all?

Or will DC turn into The Purge with the criminal element taking over in very short order?

Since I believe that human behavior is human behavior, the criminal element of DC is no different than the criminal element of Brazil.

Do these people not understand that, or is there goal to make that happen?


Possible Projection incident in Bowling Green

I haven’t covered it here but if you haven’t been following the story of Jussie Smollett, here is what happened in a nutshell.

Jussie Smollett is a gay, black actor who plays a gay black man on a FOX show called Empire which is about a hip-hip record label.  Smollett claimed that he was out late at night in Chicago, getting a sandwich when he was attacked, called the n-word, and f-word, had a noose put around his neck, and then bleach poured on him in a hate crime.

During one of the iterations of this story, Smollett claimed that that the two men that attacked him were white and said “this is MAGA country.”  In Chicago.  “MAGA Country.”  In.  Chicago.

The predictable happened, the Left said this was a “modern day lynching,” and evidence that the MAGA hat was the new Klan hood.

Chicago Police did a hell of a job investigating this hate crime (seriously, no sarcasm here). As it turns out, Smollett hired two guys from Nigeria, one who was en extra on Empire, to stage the attack, presumably to generate sympathy for Smollett who may have been slated to be written out of the show.

I bring all this up because if you have been following this case for the last two weeks, you will have seen talking head after talking head say that the “MAGA hat is the new Klan hood” a lot.  It’s become a popular talking point.

Now we take you all the way to Bowling Green, Kentucky, to get the story that I’m really covering.

Man accused of pulling gun on victim wearing MAGA hat

A Tennessee man is in jail after being accused of pulling a gun on a Sam’s Club customer Saturday.

According to the police report, officers were called to Sam’s Club due to a person with a gun.

According to the alleged victim Terry Pierce, a man pulled a gun on him because he was wearing a Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat.

The police report confirms that the suspect, identified as James Phillips, admitted to flipping off Pierce and Pierce’s wife because of their hats.

Well, that’s not good.

Also, brace yourselves, because this next part get’s a little batshittery.

Pierce tells 13 News that he was shopping with his wife when Phillips “Pulled a .40 caliber out and stuck it in my face, backed up and said, ‘It’s a good day for you to die.'”

That’s scary.

Pierce went on to tell 13 News, “I said, ‘Then pull the trigger. Put the gun down and fight me or pull the trigger. Whichever one you want.’ And he backed up and he said it again, he said, ‘It’s a good day for you to die.'”

Pierce said the Phillips then took off. That’s when Pierce followed him out into the parking lot.

What the fuck?  That’s like something out of a bad movie, not real life.  Holy hell, what do they put in the water in Kentucky?

“I went out the front of the store to confront him again and that’s when I got him in his car. He couldn’t leave because his mother was still in the store. And we were having a verbal altercation outside,” said Pierce.

Pierce added, “He tried telling me I assaulted him and I said, ‘I never touched you.’

Look, a guy pulls a gun on you, you don’t start an argument with him, okay?

According to the police report, surveillance video confirms Pierce’s story that he did not put his hands on Phillips.

The report does mention that witnesses and Pierce said Phillips pulled a gun on Pierce inside the store but this couldn’t be seen on surveillance video due to Phillips backing out of the view of the camera.

In the report, police say Phillips had a Glock .40 caliber with a round chambered in his back pocket and two additional magazines in another pocket.

So we have witnesses and evidence that a gun was pulled.  This is surreal.

Police say Phillips has a current concealed carry permit in Tennessee, where he is from.

Not after that he doesn’t.

No one was injured, but police arrested Phillips for wanton endangerment first degree. Phillips is in the Warren County Regional Jail.

At first this incident seemed so bizarre that I didn’t expect it to be real, but the police reviewed the video and talked to witnesses and made an arrest.  Hopefully, we will learn more.

I fully expect the anti-gun crowd to wave the not-bloody shirt on this about how CCW permit holders can’t be trusted, despite the extremely low rate of criminality of CCW permit holders by-and-large.

If this turns out to be completely true, that Phillips is an asshole who decided to pull a gun on a guy because of his MAGA hat, than this is another example of Democrats wanting to ban guns because they know they can’t be trusted with them and project that onto everyone else.

Also, if this turns out to be true, the same antis who use this as evidence that CCW permit holders can be trusted will conveniently leave out the detail that it was a non-Trump supporter pulling a gun on a MAGA hat wearer because it doesn’t help their cause that it was the (presumably) Democrat gun owner going nuts and not the Trump supporter.

Lastly, if this turns out to be true, since New Years, we would have had two confirmed hate crime hoaxes in which the MAGA hat was denounced as the new Klan hood, the Covington Catholic School incident and the Jussie Smollett incident.  Yet, the real hate crime would be the threatening of a person in a MAGA hat with a gun.

Time will tell.  This is one to keep tabs on.

Ripping of SHOT Show and gun laws are for suckers

From the Las-Vegas Review Journal

2 Las Vegas men charged with stealing guns from SHOT Show

You have to be a deal dumb son-of-a-bitch to steal from SHOT Show.  Everything serialized that comes in is tracked, and tracked, and tracked some more.  I am familiar with the process of sending stuff to SHOT and boy-howdy, it is all traced when it goes out, when it is met at receiving, when the booths are set up.  If something disappears, people will know, and fast.

Also, every manufacture has a hotline straight to the ATF for exactly this kid of thing.  Something disappears and the ATF gets the bat-signal.

A pair of Las Vegas men were charged Wednesday with stealing dozens of firearms from the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in January.

Jamikko Foster, 27, and Eduardo Limon, 28, worked as forklift operators during the trade show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, according to a criminal complaint.

The two appeared in court to face federal charges of possession of a stolen firearm and possession of an unregistered firearm after authorities said they had stolen at least 65 firearms, including machine guns and rifles, from four companies — Remington Arms, LKCI, Blaser USA and Legacy Sports International — Jan. 20-29.

So what did they do, hoist a shipping pallet and put it in their truck?

Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip Smith told the judge that their jobs helped facilitate the thefts, though ATF agents “solved the crime in a near record-breaking period of time.” He added that the two men — who were part of Teamsters Local 631 — apparently had plans to sell the weapons. The prosecutor said Foster had a criminal history dating to 2010.

Like I said, ATF hotline.

Also, who in the holy hell at the Sands Expo Center didn’t background check the employees handling boxed guns at the shipping and receiving dock?  Somebody is getting fired for that.

Lastly, sell guns stolen from SHOT?  Really?  if you do manage so somehow get a gun out of SHOT, first of all, it’s been deactivated, so its not going to work without some tinkering.  More importantly, it’s God-damn radioactive.  You might as well melt it down like the Terminator at the end of T2 to get rid of it, it will haunt you forever.

The list of weapons and accessories takes up two pages of a spreadsheet in a criminal complaint: Remington machine guns, rifles and pistols; Denel Land Systems machine guns; Mauser rifles, Glock pistols; Sauer & Sohn rifles; and Advanced Armament silencers.

The Las Vegas office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was notified of the thefts last week and launched an investigation with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Crime Gun Intelligence Center, the complaint stated.

Silencers and machine guns must be registered with the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, according to the complaint.

Oh so they stole machine guns and suppressors too?  Yikes.

SHOT Show organizers require licensees to remove firing pins from all displayed weapons before the firearms enter the convention center, the complaint stated, meaning the guns would need to be modified before they could shoot.

The ATF issued an alert on Friday asking gun store owners to “be attentive for any individuals seeking gunsmithing services or, more specifically, firing pins.”

The next day, the owner of Gun Shop Las Vegas on St. Rose Parkway in Henderson reached out to the ATF, saying Limon, Foster and a woman had purchased a 12-gauge shotgun and magazines and asked about a firing pin for an AR-style firearm.

The men said “they were told by an associate that the firing pin needed to be replaced when it was cleaned,” according to the complaint. The owner concluded “the individuals were unfamiliar and/or new to firearms.” Limon told the owner that he worked at SHOT show.

On Monday, an ATF special agent spotted Foster’s black Chevrolet Impala, which had been seen at the Henderson store, parked at The Pearl at St. Rose apartments on Spencer Street near the gun store.

Authorities later found the weapons inside the apartments of Foster and Limon, noting in the complaint that neither had any weapons registered.

God these guys are dumb.  They should just confess to everything and beg for mercy.  Steal 65 NFA items and you go to jail forever.

Both men were released on their own recognizance, though U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Koppe restricted them from possessing weapons while out of custody.

Oh fuck it.  Sure, there was only an orgy of evidence that they broke every Federal gun law ever, and one of them had a long criminal history already, why not just let them walk away ROR.

According to the District Court web page:

Nancy J. Koppe was appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge on January 1, 2013. Prior to her appointment, Judge Koppe served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas since 2000. Judge Koppe received her B.A. in 1989 from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. in 1992 from Cornell Law School. After graduation from law school, Judge Koppe spent eight years as an Assistant District Attorney with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

Before taking the bench, Judge Koppe served as a lawyer representative to the District of Nevada; Chair of the Ninth Circuit’s Lawyer Representatives Coordinating Committee; and a member of the Ninth Circuit’s Conference Executive Committee. In 2006, Judge Koppe received the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney and, in 2011, she received an Exemplary Public Service Award from Cornell Law School.

So… Liberal Democrat?

Let me see if I get this correctly, the Democrats say we need more gun laws and gun bans to criminalize law abiding citizens stop gun violence, but the second two union members who stole machine guns to sell to gang members, some Democrat gives them a walk?

Are they even pretending anymore that what they want to do is reduce gun violence instead of just oppressing gun owners?

Be a gun owners who has always obeyed the law and have one bump stock that you didn’t know that you needed to destroy and you will be treated like El Chapo.

Be a career criminal and rip off an FFL for 65 NFA items and you get a walk.

I’ll keep an eye on this but I’ll be surprised if these guys don’t disappear before trial.


News from 2032

News from the Democratic People’s Republic of New York City and Long Island.  

Four persons, three gender confirmed men and one gender confirmed woman swam across the Hudson River to the United States.  Interdiction was attempted by the Committee for New York Security, but being unable to verify that the four individuals were persons of privilege at the time, were hesitant to fire upon them.  

Commissar of the Bronx Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, denounced these individuals as” traitors” and “greedy, privileged, able-bodied white people,” reminding her constituents that their families will be forced to pay their fair share for the suffering caused by these people depriving the community of their labor.  

This has been the third group to swim the Hudson since Commissar Ocasio-Cortez began an increased crackdown on contraband black-market rat burgers after all meat had been banned for non-government official consumption as a way of fighting greenhouse gas emissions.